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The user is invited to match maps built out of data from a local election, and to watch as patterns spring to light.

MapElection's unique feature is that it makes the differences between maps "flicker," so that similarities and differences leap out instantly and effortlessly.  This makes it fun and easy to discover patterns and anomalies--much like a video game, but one with real-world value.

A two-minute video tutorial is at

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Roy Lipscomb, Secretary, Director for Technology, Illinois Ballot Integrity Project

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This is a great idea.   Unfortunately, t... by Guitar Chris on Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:23:16 AM
Chris,I'm delighted that you're finding MapElectio... by Roy Lipscomb on Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 10:45:16 AM
A user recently asked how to print a map from ... by Roy Lipscomb on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:59:43 AM